Peter Smagorinsky

Peter Smagorinsky is an educator, researcher, and theorist currently working at the University of Georgia. He holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor of English Education.[1] Following high school, Smagorinsky received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1974. He went on to receive a Master of Arts in Teaching in English Education from the University of Chicago in 1977. During his career as a high school English teacher, Smagorinsky continued his education at the University of Chicago, receiving his Ph.D. in English Education in 1989. In 2000 Smagorinsky was promoted to full professor, and in 2011, Smagorinsky received the title of Distinguished Research Professor from The University of Georgia, where he continues to teach today.[2]

Peter Smagorinsky
ResidenceUnited States
EducationKenyon College (1974), University of Chicago (1977, 1989)
Known forTeaching writing, literature, and language in secondary schools; teacher education; character education; mental health and inclusion; teacher evaluation
Scientific career
FieldsEnglish/literacy education
InstitutionsUniversity of Oklahoma, The University of Georgia


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